Upcoming Dates:

Week One: Thursday15th March – Monday 19th March 2018

Week Two: Wednesday 2nd May– Sunday 6th May 2018


8.00am - 6.00pm each day


Week One: Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland.

Week Two: Golden Yogi, Level 1 / 46 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland


RISE is a Yoga Alliance certified 200hour program, recognised by and registered through the School of Embodied Flow™ and grounded in vinyasa yoga and tantric teachings. Backed by several years of experience in teaching yoga teacher trainings at the 200hour basic and the 300 hour advanced training, we commit to offering the highest standard of teaching methods.

Led by seasoned faclitator Adele Kinghan, this immersion and teacher training offers a skillful blend of movement, asana (yoga poses), meditation, philosophy, anatomy, psychology and science as technologies for acquiring an integrated sense of strength, ease and connectivity in the human form. We meet on that mat as a place to discover your own innate capacity to step into a life that is in flow, where you can thrive in every layer of your being and take that awakened mind out into world.

Embodied Flow™ teacher training offered in New Zealand

Teaching yoga will likely be one of the most rewarding and awe-inspiring paths you’ll embark upon. Facilitating yoga experiences – in essence being a yoga teacher – is much more than cueing a series of physical shapes. Learning about and teaching poses is merely the gateway (one of many gateways) for something much bigger. 

View it as six months to upgrade your life.

In this yoga immersion and training we bring to life the potential in our practices with a limited-size group of curious people who are ready to question, explore and shake things up.

We create spaces where we feel that we belong, where we feel at home. We inspire hope, belief and trust. We move and be moved, challenge and be challenged, with the perfect blend of practical knowledge and spiritual meaning.

We examine how we doubt and suffer and alchemize it with vulnerability and love. We create boundaries to find a framework for freedom, and we crack our perspective wide open. We come together to laugh and deepen our joy and shed our pain. We find stillness. We articulate and bring into being all that’s possible within, while reveling in how truly magical – and similar – we actually are.

It’s for this reason that RISE is affiliated with Embodied Flow™. This method is the foundation for how you grow into yourself – the self that is beyond your current day construct of who you are. The self that is limitless and full of agency. The self that is easeful and all knowing. The self that is true, conscious and imbued with wellbeing.

To learn more about Embodied Flow™ click here.

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We’ve experienced a lot of immersions and teacher trainings and have seen what works wonderfully, and what is less effective. From our own experience and knowledge we have intelligently structured this training in a way that brings together the best of immersive experiences, along with space and time to integrate and meet the material with your preferred learning style.

We believe the world doesn’t need more yoga teachers per se, but more practitioners. 

So first and foremost, our vision is to usher in more yoga practitioners who are empowered with tools and a love for the practice that they can take into how they live their life – be it a mum sneaking in 15 minutes for herself each day, a busy executive managing stress levels, a builder stretching out after a hard day on the tools, or a teenage girl learning how to love her body.

That’s why we offer the Deepen Your Practice, Flow With Your Life immersion programme as the first component to the teacher training  – to create a container for practitioners to flourish. And from that flourishing – and a consistent daily practice – a strong desire to share it widely with others through teaching asana may become clear. 

The timing of the programme gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to deeply immersing in the material, while receiving content in homeopathic doses so you can integrate the practices and insights into your life without overwhelm. Once the practices are alive within you, you’ll be ready to step into the teaching stream with passion, clarity and confidence.

If you’re not ready to complete the teaching stream this year, or the timing doesn’t work for you, you have the option to register for Art & Science of Teaching the following year without having to repeat the immersion.

Content is our Secret Sauce

While you’ll learn how to be an exceptional teacher, you’ll also learn more about you – and that’s invaluable.

Our focus is on providing the pathway for you to embody the teachings in a way that resonates for you. Rather than staring at text books and external information, our approach is to get inside the teachings. Our playful attitude to embodying the physical alignment and anatomy of the body gives an experiential internal knowing of these essential aspects of self.

Similarly, we approach abstract concepts of the yoga philosophy in a tangible way that is down-to-earth and easily applicable to your life. It’s not about gurus or lofty esoteric concepts – all you need to know is within your own body, and we’re here to help provide the map and support for you to explore your own territory.

You’ve no doubt felt the difference in yoga classes when the teacher is speaking from a place of deep knowing and experience rather than regurgitating scripts and yoga platitudes – this is what will make you stand out as a teacher, and as a more aware and awake human in the often messy humanness of life.

The Power of Community

This is one of the greatest joys of a training like this – the opportunity to meet a community of like-minded people to connect and have fun with. Past teacher trainees are still very much a part of Adele’s life. They offer a web of connection for each other that continues to foster and inspire growth, enquiry and benevolent service to their families, communities and the world at large.

This is firmly established in the post-training six month mentorship programme (delivered online and in person with opportunities to teach classes under Adele's guidance and feedback) and in the monthly alumni gatherings to practice with other RISE graduates and continue to evolve with the material.


Deepen Your Practice, Flow With Your Life Immersion

Think of this like yoga university where you don’t have to ‘escape’ to a tropical island to completely immerse in the teachings and the support of a like-minded group.

We’ve purposely dedicated time between the two retreat dates to integrate the material in your day to day life, with weekly in-person (or virtual if you’re travelling) meet-ups to keep the connections and inquiry going.

This is our signature 100 hour immersion programme and can be completed on its own.  There will be no required teaching components to this part – perfect if you’re keen to deepen your practice and your knowledge of yourself without the stress of studying to be a teacher.

At the end of this immersion you’ll have the tools to meditate daily (finally); a knowledge and experience of the deeper practices of yoga to help bring your best self forward in everything you do; a love affair with your body in which you can practice all styles of yoga with play, smarts and soul; a transformation of the unhelpful patterns in your life; life-long connections with life-affirming friends; courage to speak your truth in every relationship; and a greater understanding and embodiment of what deep aliveness and fulfilment really is for you.

Find out more about the content of the immersion and frequently asked questions here.



We recommend that you have practiced yoga for at least two years so that you have enough time to formulate your own experiences and to see and feel what effects yoga has. That said, it is more important that you come with an open mind and a deep sense of playful curiosity no matter how advanced your practice is. We are not concerned whether you can do a headstand, handstand or similar, but instead with your attitude and willingness to question, explore and dive deeper into the teachings – and that’s really independent from any asana.


The cost for this RISE Yoga Immersion is $2,090* (NZ Dollars)  or Earlybird Price $1,890* (NZ Dollars) paid in full by 30 January 2018. $500 deposit required to secure your place.

Payment plans and scholarships available, please contact events@goldenyogi.co.nz.

Investment includes all contact hours, manuals and course materials, and a 10 class pass at Golden Yogi.

* Please note this does not include food, accommodation or travel.


To register and secure your place in the next RISE Yoga Immersion please click here to book online, or contact events@goldenyogi.co.nz for course enquiries.


If you need to cancel your booking for the teacher training course we require notification in writing at least 30 days prior to the start date of the course.

  • All cancellations that are 3 months or more before the training will receive a full refund minus a $50NZD registration fee.
  • All cancellations that are between 1 - 3 months before the training will receive a 50% refund.
  • All cancellations that are less than 30 days prior to the start date of the course will not receive any refund of the course fees. 


Adele Kinghan

In psychology circles it’s recognised that the transformation that a client has is 20% to do with the actual method, and 80% to do with the facilitator. This is no different.

In studying with Adele, our lead facilitator and RISE directress, you’ll draw upon various philosophies, movement studies, scientific research, personal values and virtues, life challenges and passions. Your teaching will be a mirror of your search for meaning, authenticity and awakening, which will undoubtedly usher in the same process for your student’s to heal, grow and be the best they can be.

Adele has had the privilege of facilitating group yoga experiences since her first teacher training in 2009 at Pure Yoga in Hong Kong with Partick Creelman. Over the years she has studied extensively with her dear teachers and friends Tara Judelle and Scott Lyons, and had the pleasure of assisting them on many Emobdied Flow trainings, as well as leading her own.

Adele is a certified Embodied Flow™ faclitator, and has also completed all the Anusara teacher training requirements – having fallen in love with the heart-centered approach of this system. She also draws upon many vinyasa flow influences including in-depth study with Tiffany Cruikshank on her advanced Yoga Medicine programme, and Fluid Power with Shiva Rea. She teaches through a lens of Tantric philosophy and is grateful for the teachings of Carlos Pomeda and Douglas Brooks.

Join Adele Kinghan – one of Auckland’s most experienced yoga teachers – and inspiring international guest teachers for a world-class training in embodying and teaching the yogic arts. Become a master of this technology for living and loving life well – and offer what breaks you open to those you love, to those in your community, to those who need it, who need you.

Learn more about Adele here


Please note: Some of these photo's are the property of RISE, and are not taken at the Golden Yogi studio.            

Please note: Some of these photo's are the property of RISE, and are not taken at the Golden Yogi studio.







“As a facilitator, Adele was incredible at holding space for us all as we navigated our way through the training. The wealth of knowledge and experience she shared with us was beyond what I ever could have expected, and I am SO glad that I waited for this particular teacher training. Adele's passion and knowledge is incredible, and I would absolutely recommend this immersion (and teacher training) to anyone who is looking to deepen their yoga practice." ~ Alisha

"Completing my yoga training and immersion course with Adele was more than I could have hoped for. Her knowledge and passion not only about yoga but life in general is pretty phenomenal. She has a beautiful ability to help you learn through creating an environment for personal experience and holding you in that space. I learnt so much more than how to become a yoga instructor. I developed myself throughout the 6 months, built some great friendships and learnt some lessons that will stay with me for a lifetime. I highly recommend Adele to anyone who wants to transform, develop, grow and learn as well as anyone who wants to know what it really takes to become a high class yoga instructor." ~ Sam

"Put the warmest heart and graceful action with shockingly razor sharp intellect and wit, package it in a beautiful embodiment of a human being and you get Adele Kinghan.  I have had the pleasure of knowing Adele for six years, and consider her to be the full package of a master facilitator.  Adele has the rare capacity to make anyone feel joyous to be alive.  She somehow makes the most complicated things seem easily achievable, and approaches each day and task with untroubled competence evocative of all the world’s greatest leaders.  Her depth and breadth of yogic knowledge is paralleled by few.  I would highly recommend any training with Adele as a rich tapestry of deep learning, and an elegant dive into being, with a great great teacher." ~ Tara Judelle - Embodied Flow™

Hosted by Golden Yogi

Hosted by Golden Yogi

Course facilitator, Adele Kinghan

Course facilitator, Adele Kinghan

For more detailed information about the training you can visit Rise Yoga website